Amherst Explodes Again! Lord Jeffs blast visiting Wellesley, 16-4

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- It was senior day at Pratt Field, and Jen Corso '99 (Collingswood, NJ) made sure the visiting women from Wellesley College knew all about it. In her final game before a home crowd, Corso notched a career day and helped Amherst blow out their fourth consecutive opponent. While Corso tallied a team-high 5 goals, the Lord Jeffs scored more than 15 goals for the fourth straight game and are averaging 18.5 goals per game over that stretch. At 8-2, with one of the losses coming by way of a tightly contested 11-8 showdown with top-ranked Middlebury, the Jeffs are in prime position to nab their first NCAA Tournament bid since 1996.
This afternoon's opponent , Wellesley, was no slouch, either. Coming into today's game with a 10-2 record that includes a 6-0 mark in NEWMAC Conference play, Wellesley was looking to keep it close with Amherst. Wellesley had no answer for the offensive balance offered by the high-flying Lord Jeffs. In addition to Corso's big day, junior Katherine Poulin (St. David's, PA) kept up her torrid scoring pace, adding 4 goals and 3 assists. In the last three games, Poulin has been on fire, scoring 12 goals and assisting on 5 others. WOW!!! Team scoring leader Kristen Osborn '01 (Morristown, NJ) got her usual 3 goals while senior Eliza Meade (Newton, MA) added 2 scores. Goalie Jess Thaxton recorded 8 saves on the day. Amherst faces national powerhouse Trinity this Saturday at 12:00 in Hartford.

Wellesley (10-3) 4
Amherst (8-2) 16
(A) Jen Corso 5, Katherine Poulin 4, Kristen Osborn 3, Eliza Meade 2, Ale Stechenberg, Anne Close
(W) Jacy Edelman 3, Genevieve Groom
(A) Poulin 3, Close 2, Irene Permut 
(W) Lauren Whittemore
(A) Jess Thaxton 8
(W) Stephanie Lueckel 15